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The Agenda: Nurturing the Expert Within

Vandana Saxena

Education is a complex, multi-layered process. The multiple layers are so intricately woven that it is almost unimaginable to develop frameworks and modalities for any one of the constituents separately. If school is to be the name of the place where education occurs, then home is the undisputed first school for all — although for many in India, it is also the only school (and, of course, a large number of homeless children do not even have this option).

School as a place for providing formal, pre-designed and pre-conceived educational experiences is a fusion of several animate and inanimate subjects with learning-teaching being the most fundamental of all activities. While there are a ...

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